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A match made in Devon! - Large south facing gardens come with this quintessential Devonshire thatched house.
First viewing date - Wednesday 25th May - Please contact us to arrange a suitable appointment.
Could this be the perfect balance between the peace and quiet of rural Devon, excellent road and rail links, and becoming part of a small hamlet community? Well, I think so! Not only that - Airband Gigabit broadband is due to be connected in the next couple of months - just perfect for working from home (although I would prefer to shut off from the world and just enjoy this wonderful property!).
Imagine sitting out in sun filled garden for endless hours, listening to the birds singing (Brithem Bottom is actually known as the “Valley of Birds”) and then stepping into the comfort of this historic Grade II listed house. In general terms, stone and cob remains nice and cool in the heat and cosy and warm when the temperature drops.
Being located just 5 minutes from the amenities in Cullompton, with the adjacent M5 junction 28, and Parkway mainline railway line just a few minutes up the road at junction 27 of the M5 - there are also plans to open a train station in Cullompton, which offers a mainline service to London, Paddington.
On entering the block paved courtyard at the rear of the house, despite having a neighbouring property, it is surprising how private and sheltered you are here. The rear of the house faces south, and this enclosed courtyard is beautifully sheltered from any breeze that might disturb a spot of sunbathing. There is plenty of parking here, and the vendors have installed an electric car charging point.
It is hard not to become immersed in the character and charm as you enter the house, the thick cob and stone walls giving you a feeling of security. The first reception room (dining room) is currently used as a snug / telly room and is the perfect accompaniment to the large, adjoining kitchen - a real showpiece of the property. The kitchen was originally a separate 17th Century barn, that was originally converted into a rather impressive living room, with an exposed, trussed ceiling and a wood burning stove to one corner. This room was subsequently converted into a wonderful kitchen/dining room, sizeable enough for any family Christmas feast! Patio doors then lead out to another paved area, perfect for taking out your morning coffee or popping in from the garden to top up your gin and tonic!
The sitting room is very cosy, with an inglenook fireplace, within which is a wood burning stove. This room is set within the very heart of the home and is great for the family to snuggle up in. An ancient door leads to a utility room, where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a cloakroom is set to one corner.
Step out of the sitting room into the formal reception hall, where the front door is located (mainly used by the postman), and an excellent space opens up, currently being used as a home working space, but would equally accommodate a sofa or an armchair and make a relaxing reading room. Stairs lead to the first floor and doors open to further ground floor rooms, one being used as a double bedroom and the other as an office. Both could be used as bedrooms allowing the property to offer five bedrooms in total.
As you head up the 'wooden hill', the character of the property continues, with differing levels on the landing and a pretty little window seat.
The master bedroom suite offers a good-sized double room, an en-suite shower room with dressing area, and a further walk-in store that could be developed into a dressing room or similar – planning permission, although now lapsed was granted to turn this into a large en-suite with two velux windows. Another large bedroom lies at the other end of the house, alongside which is the third bedroom offering particularly wonderful views of the garden. The family bathroom is next to the master suite, and works well in creating some distance between the adults and the children - perfect for a restful night’s sleep.
Outside, the gardens won't fail to impress. They are south facing and almost completely level. It is a wonderful area for children, or for those wishing to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables. Part way down the garden a small vegetable plot can be found alongside the greenhouse, which houses a mature Chardonnay grapevine. A small orchard can be also found with number of established fruit trees including 4 varieties of apples, 2 pear, and various cherry varieties. A further small plot of mature, established blackcurrant, white currant and gooseberries rows can be found beyond this. There are also some rather pleasant views across surrounding farmland, and many of the fields are used for horse livery. Within the garden is a small fishpond, which is tucked away to one corner near the house, and a good selection of sheds which are mains connected (electricity). Whilst the garden is sizeable, the fact that it is almost level and a simple shape, makes it easy for the ride on mower to take care of the grass in no time at all.
This is a lovely property, and we look forward to showing you around!
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler serving hot water and central heating. Calor gas fired kitchen stove.
Channings is Grade II listed; the list entry number being – 1306776. You can access the listing text by clicking or visiting - https://bit.ly/Channings
From Junction 28 of the M5, head towards Willand. As you leave Cullompton, after approx. half a mile you will see a turning on the left signed for Brithem Bottom. Or, coming from Willand, head towards Cullompton and after crossing the M5 bridge, drop down the hill and turn right. You will find Brithem Bottom after just over a mile. The property will be seen on the left.